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Stay Golden

Whether to a loved one or yourself, give the gift of a precious metal courtesy of ABC Bullion’s new Sydney flagship. The brand’s Martin Place home combines cutting-edge technology with unparalleled refinement. A gold tablet such as a 1oz (31.1 gram) ABC Bullion Cast Barre presents love, prosperity and wealth, with a purity rating of 99.99. An investment of the head as well as the heart. POA. abcbullion.com.au


Game Night

Duelling is done — challenge your enemies to a game of backgammon instead. Brunello Cucinelli’s handcrafted set will strike fear into the heart of your opponent on looks alone. It comprises more than 100 pieces assembled and glued by the brand’s artisans, a board made from local walnut wood, handmade dice and a leather-handled case inspired by natural stone. A family favourite elevated to a whole new level. Approximately $12,605. net-a-porter.com








City Scent

Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s new fragrance, 724 eau de parfum, blends Calabrian bergamot, a crystalline white flower accord and alluring musks to encapsulate a bustling megalopolis — an energetic essence akin to a pulse rate of 724 beats per minute. Crafted to elevate and synchronise with the rhythm of your day, this floral blend is an olfactory tribute to frenetic urban activity. $309 (70ml). mecca.com.au


ALL CYLINDERS

Bentley pays homage to its engineering marvel with the Speed Edition 12, a limited collection celebrating the iconic W12 engine that has powered its performance champions since 2003. One hundred and twenty each of Bentayga, Flying Spur, Continental GT andContinental GTC (convertible) versions are available, all incorporating unique design elements such as numbered engine plaques, Edition 12 embroidery and a Grand Black veneer fascia etched with the engine’s firing sequence. POA. bentleymotors.com


MAGIC HOUR

Van Cleef & Arpels has long celebrated fairy-inspired enchantment. The latest iteration of this fascination is itsLady Féerie Or Rose watch, rendered in shades of pink with a 33mm case in a delicate alchemy of watchmaking artistry and traditional craftsmanship. A fairy marks time with her wand, poised on an iridescent cloud of white mother-of-pearl and wearing a gown of gold, diamonds and pink sapphires. Her wings feature a soft gradient courtesy of translucent pink plique-à-jour enamel, while the watch’s underside reveals an oscillating weight engraved with a starry night sky. $181,000. vancleefarpels.com


PAINTING WITH LIGHT

For Zimmermann’s autumn 2023 collection,Luminosity, the brand sought inspiration from the Australian artist Rupert Bunny, specifically his use of colour and romanticism. Jewellery takes centre stage this season, designed in two parts: Form(sculptural pieces in gold, evoking paint strokes); and Light (drawing on extravagant chandeliers and the French bourgeoisie).The collection harnesses raw and ornately cut rock crystal and iridescent opalite indelicate chandelier earrings, necklaces and more, all infused with a reverence for light.zimmermann.com





This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our ninth edition, Page 12 of Winning Magazine with the headline: “Live Well”. Subscribe to Winning Magazine today.


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